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3 reasons why you shouldn’t miss the Village Halls Conference 2015

This is an important conference for anyone who is involved with a community building whether it is a Village Hall, Community Centre, Scout Hut, Bowls Club or Sports Pavilion.

Here are 3 things we don’t think you should miss!

  1. First hand experience about Big Lottery funding
    Find out more about the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Building Fund, talk to the funding officer and hear a case study from a group who are going through the process.
  2. Access funding to buy in expertise for your building
    The Village SOS project: Phase 2 of this successful programme is being launched to help community projects across the UK.
  3. Make your building green and save money
    Talk to an independent Green Energy Specialist: What could you do with your building?

Saturday 28th March 2015, 10am – 2pm
at Debenham Community Centre, Gracechurch Street, Debenham IP14 6BL

This is an informative and interactive event with top speakers, a very relevant case study, a networking lunch and workshops. You will have time to talk to funders, specialists, suppliers and other village hall trustees. There will be various trade stands including Hallmaster, Suffolk Sport, Suffolk Online and other companies to be confirmed.

Keynote Speakers

  • Jamie Conway, Funding Officer, Big Lottery Fund
  • Deborah Clarke, Village Halls Officer, ACRE
  • Penny Simmonds, Westhorpe Village Hall: a case study


  • Measuring Social Impact
  • Liability & Insurance
  • Updating your Constitution
  • Renewable Energy options

How to book

Please book your place below. Booking is essential as it allows us to cater and provide seating and packs for the correct number of people. Please do not turn up on the day without booking.

To cover refreshments and lunch there is charge of £7.50 per head for members (non members £10). This is payable on arrival at the conference.

If you have any questions or would prefer to book offline, please email [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there!